Fairies at the Bottom of the Garden

By: Anne Corke

Jun 20 2011

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Category: Gardening

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It’s always fun to decorate your garden with some personal touches. And since it’s your garden, no one can criticize your choices! Some people have lots of cute birdhouses scattered around their yard which no self-respecting bird would ever inhabit – they are strictly for decoration! Others like garden gnomes and I have to admit that I do have one of the little fellows standing guard over the coneflowers – a nod to my Mum who was rather partial to them. My mother was also fond of fairies, and so I have four fairies about the garden, the largest one named Florrie in her honour. Since my Dad was from Wales, I have a weakness for dragons, two of which inhabit the railway garden, while the third hovers over the daylilies. There are also a couple of rabbits, one rather simple, the other wearing a waistcoat, checking his pocket watch with the sundial. I did go through a serious gargoyle phase but many of them have disintegrated over the years, leaving only Locutus towering over the large daylily garden and another, sadly nameless, keeping an eye on the corner garden. It’s always interesting to go on a garden tour and check out what other people have done. I remember one small backyard we visited in Peterborough which was all done in blues. The fence was blue, the shed was blue, the flowers were blue and the decorations were all blue, too. It sounds quite boring but in fact it was an absolutely lovely shade garden with a very whimsical yet tranquil atmosphere, probably one of the most charming gardens I have ever visited. Unfortunately the creator has since moved away and I wonder what changes the new owners have made. Why not let your imagination run wild and make your garden something special! Include a few unique items. Maybe add a really unusual plant as a focal point. How about a water feature? Anything goes! Let your garden reflect your personality and perhaps I could visit your garden on the next garden tour!

Copyright 2011 Anne Corke

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